from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A deciduous North American tree (Quercus velutina) having divided leaves with pointed lobes, a blackish outer bark, a yellowish inner bark, and durable wood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See under Oak.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. medium to large deciduous timber tree of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada having dark outer bark and yellow inner bark used for tanning; broad five-lobed leaves are bristle-tipped


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  • Grass-blades were thin and pale, and wet black oak leaves lay in the falls of years, roots arched among them like stiffened serpents.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • Mrs Cantrip must have entered the ancient house-to Wexford it appeared at least four hundred years old-by a black oak door which stood ajar.

    A Guilty Thing Surprised

  • They were of black oak let into a kind of steeply sloping tunnel in the thick wall.

    A Guilty Thing Surprised


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